Chelsea are hoping to sign Marseille defender Nicolas Nkoulou at a bargain price in January. The Blues, known to want a new centre-back, will offer £7.2 million for the Cameroon centre-back, who is out of contract with the French side next summer.
Arsene Wenger is holding a major review of Arsenal's current contract landscape and is ready to offer new deals to Mesut Ozil and Nacho Monreal. The Gunners are keen to avoid the German entering the final two years of his current contract.
Chelsea are preparing to try and tempt Dani Alves to move to Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho wants an alternative to the much-maligned Branislav Ivanovic and will offer £14.5m in January - a fee Barcelona could be willing to accept.